Facts and Features

A range of interesting documents and stories, all stored in the extensive archives of the Museum. Our volunteers organise and curate the collection, with regular updates which will appear here.

Brave officer awarded VC

The exciting story of SC Christie

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The history of Cheshire police

A whistle-stop tour through the rich history of policing in Cheshire.

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The murder of PC Green

A lack of CSI skill causes a miscarriage of justice.

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From the archives

Read the bloodchilling tale of wifebeater and killer Thomas Mate in 1788

See the original newpaper reports

Supreme Sacrifice

A brave Cheshire police officer who died in the Great War

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Bobby to Brigadier

A Congleton police officer who rose in the ranks of the Military Police

Meet the Brigadier

A personal view

A fascinating insight into life as a police officer in Chester

Read Ron’s story, written in 1984

Bombs at gasworks

A brave Warrington police officer was shot twice but his bravery got the terrorists caught.

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Cheshire Detective

A leading detective who led the hunt for the Moors Murderers during his brilliant career.

Read his story

Murder most foul

A brutal murder, a police shooting and a tragic death as a murderer faces two constables with rifles

Find out more about the Northenden murder.

Operation Move

The largest load ever moved on Britain’s roads was a huge tower to be installed at the Shell refinery in Stanlow

See how the tower was moved

A very Special Constable

A man of action, Mr Stuart packed plenty into his 84 years of life. He fought Red Indians in Canada, Boers in South Africa, Italians in the Western Desert and Germans in Europe.

Read  Mr Stuart’s life story

The Big Picture

At first glance an interesting painting of 19th Century Warrington, but are there two hands in that canvas?

Decide for yourself

Rampant Unicorns

Conger eels, Davy lamps and rampant unicorns are just some of the details of old Cheshire Police Force crests.

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Chester executions

Cannibals, horse thieves and Royalists were among the people executed in 17th Century Chester

Read their stories here

Heroic Chief Constable

The brave actions of a WW1 and India Campaign hero

Read their stories here